Tom Rasmussen

Tom has been performing and singing in drag since 2010. Their first solo show ‘Crystal Rasmussen presents the Bible 2’ was among the 20 best reviewed shows across the whole 2019 Fringe. Tom is also a writer, and after they spent five years dining out on stories of the drag and queer scenes in publications like the Guardian, Gay Times, Dazed & Confused, i-D and the Independent, Tom published their first book Diary of a Drag Queen (Penguin UK/FSG USA), which is now being developed for screen. Tom’s second book, First Comes Love, is set for release with Bloomsbury in April 2021. They are currently working on their first novel, due for publication in 2022. In 2019, Tom was named one of the top 100 most influential young global voices in fashion by the British Fashion Council.

In this episode we discuss internalised classism, the philosophy of science, the reality of marriage, banging in the back of ASDA vans, banging in Berghain, and middle class families spending their Sundays watching dogs banging in public.

You can find Tom being all things iconic on: Instagram @tomglitter Twitter @TomGlitter

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